THE ULTIMATE HOLIDAY MEAL CHALLENGE

YOU FOUND IT. RIGHT HERE! The challenge I gave myself was to create a delicious, satisfying, exciting, new yet familiar, holiday meal. 7 Dietary Restrictions  ANIMAL-FREE. GLUTEN-FREE. BREAD-FREE. PLANT MEAT AND DAIRY FREE. SOY-FREE. LOW FAT. Well, I did it. And you can do it too! Here it is!

Orange Saffron Ginger Beer Dressing

ORANGE SAFFRON GINGER BEER DRESSING Orange, and  carrot juices, banana and ginger beer blended with saffron threads, coriander and garlic creating a sweet, savory, tart fat-free salad dressing! Makes 4 cups

Saffron Apricot Walnut Pockets

SAFFRON APRICOT WALNUT POCKETS  These little pockets look like they took a while to make, but they didn’t. Complexity is the impression; simplicity is the reality! Wonderfully rich bites. The perfect dessert to savor with tea, coffee or wine!  Makes as many as you want

Saffron Pickle Juice Dressing/Sauce Over Brussel Sprouts

SAFFRON PICKLE JUICE DRESSING/Sauce Save your pickle juice! Then make this delectable runny yolky textured dressing for salads and vegetables of all types! Cold or hot. There’s only 3.5 grams of fat in the entire amount! For home or restaurant. Everybody has leftover pickle juice. This is how you use it. YES. Makes 3-3/4 cups

Green Soup – Weight Reduction Soup (WRS)

GREEN SOUP – WEIGHT REDUCTION SOUP (WRS) Unlike most of my other soups, this one has more solids than broth by design. I want the fiber. It’s a simple soup, flavored simply but effectively. Bland could come to mind, but again that was by design. Soothing is what I feel when enjoying the simplicity. ItContinue reading “Green Soup – Weight Reduction Soup (WRS)”

Fat-Free Roasted Red Skin Potatoes

FAT-FREE ROASTED RED SKIN POTATOES Cubes of red skinned potatoes tossed with a dry rub and roasted to achieve crispy outsides and soft insides. Smoky Sweet Savory bite delights! The Versatile Almighty Red Skin Potato! Makes about 7 cups roasted cubes

Saffron Walnut Pesto

Originally posted on CHEF DAVIES-TIGHT™ :
SAFFRON WALNUT PESTO Made with fresh basil and mint, garlic and mustard, Almond Breeze AlmondMilk, Daiya Pepperjack Style Shredded vegan Cheese and extra virgin olive oil. A powerfully expressed avant-guarde version of pesto! Makes 4-1/2 cups 3/4 oz. fresh mint leaves (about 30 leaves) 3/4 oz. fresh basil leaves (about…

Soft-Fri Saffron Potatoes And Corn – two way

Originally posted on ANIMAL-FREE SOUS-CHEF™ :
SOFT-FRI SAFFRON POTATOES AND CORN – two way For restaurants with leftover baked potatoes  – or home chefs who want to uptick your skillet potatoes – try this version of home fries and/or potato salad. It works great! Makes 9 cups Bake potatoes: 2-1/2 lbs. russet potatoes – the kind…

GYPTIAN RICE

GYPTIAN RICE White and wild rices, cashews and raisins seasoned with garlic, saffron and mint. Served with orange zest, and a maple syrup and extra virgin olive oil drizzle! Takes me someplace I haven’t been before and I like it. Steve loves it. Elegant, he remarked. And delicious! Mostly fat-free! Makes 14 cups

ORANGE BARBECUE MARINADE FOR PLANT MEAT

ORANGE BARBECUE MARINADE FOR PLANT MEAT This marinade I used to marinate Tempeh – fermented soybean cake that is used as an animal meat substitute. Makes 1-3/4 cups 1/2 c. ketchup 1/4 c. prepared yellow mustard 1/4 c. Balsamic vinegar 1 T. liquid smoke 1 T. Worcestershire sauce 1/2 c. diet Coke or Pepsi zestContinue reading “ORANGE BARBECUE MARINADE FOR PLANT MEAT”

ORANGE TEMPEH WITH SAFFRON RICE

ORANGE TEMPEH WITH SAFFRON RICE Tempeh marinated in Orange Barbecue Sauce. Sautéed with onion, celery, red cabbage and fresh spinach. Served over saffron rice and garnished with cilantro and lime wedge! Tempeh makes 3-1/2 cups; rice makes 5 cups